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East Precinct Kicks off Crime Prevention Campaign

February 18, 2005 00:00



On Saturday, February 19, 2005, at 9:00 am, Officers from the Portland Police Bureau’s East Precinct in cooperation with the Neighborhood Response Team, Property Crime Detectives, Traffic Division, Drugs and Vice Division, Auto Theft Task Force, Identification Division, Transit Police Division, Multnomah County Parole and Probation; ONI Crime Prevention representatives, and community volunteers will conduct a door-to-door crime prevention campaign in Powellhurst and Gilbert neighborhoods of Southeast Portland. Officers and citizens will distribute crime prevention and awareness literature. Citizens will also be invited to attend two training sessions designed to help citizens fight neighborhood crime. The neighborhoods have been selected because they are among the hardest hit by residential burglaries.

The campaign, “Tired of Tweekers,” is a three-pronged approach using a combination of enforcement, awareness, and prevention to reduce burglary and other property crimes in Portland’s neighborhoods. Volunteers will meet at the mobile precinct, which will be parked in the parking lot of the Powell Valley Water District located at Southeast 124th Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard and spend the next three hours contacting residents in the neighborhood.

East Precinct Commander Greg Hendricks is inviting anyone interested in learning more about crime prevention to the mobile precinct for light refreshments Saturday morning.



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